Palestinian security forces have reportedly arrested a man suspected of assassinating Mazen Fuqahaa, a high-ranking military commander of Hamas resistance movement, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza City late last month.
The Arabic-language Palestine Alaan news agency reported that the suspect, whose identity and affiliation were not immediately known, was arrested on Monday evening. He is said to stand trial very soon.
Speaking at Fuqahaa’s funeral on March 25, Mahmoud al-Zahar, a co-founder of Hamas, said the Palestinian resistance movement would hopefully get rid of the spies and mercenaries in the Gaza Strip who are serving the Israeli enemy.
“A major operation must get underway in order to identify all those responsible for the recent criminal act,” he said.
Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, denounced Fuqahaa’s assassination in a statement, holding Israeli authorities fully responsible for the 38-year-old’s death.